Hutto City Council selects firm for upcoming city forensic audit

Hutto City Council unanimously voted April 2 in favor of selecting Eide Bailly LLP as the firm to conduct the city's upcoming forensic audit.  (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hutto City Council unanimously voted April 2 in favor of selecting Eide Bailly LLP as the firm to conduct the city's upcoming forensic audit. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto City Council unanimously voted April 2 in favor of selecting Eide Bailly LLP as the firm to conduct the city's upcoming forensic audit. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hutto City Council unanimously voted April 2 in favor of selecting Eide Bailly LLP as the firm to conduct the upcoming forensic audit on the city. Eide Bailly LLP was one of four firms up for consideration, with the others being Weaver and Tidwell LLP; W.D. Brown & Associates PLLC; and Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin & Niemeier PC.

Eide Bailly LLP is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, but has Texas-based offices in Abilene, Haskell, Plainview and Seymour, according to the firm's website. Both Council Members Scott Rose and Mike Snyder said that they ultimately preferred Eide Bailly LLP because the firm is not locally headquartered or operated, which could limit potentials for preconceived notions of Hutto or any potential legal ties with the city or area residents.


Hutto Chief Financial Officer Michel Sorrell said she will work to coordinate with firm representatives to be available via conference call at council's April 15 meeting.

By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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